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ERIC Number: EJ952197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
A Phenomenology of Alienation in High School: The Experiences of Five Male Non-Completers
Schulz, Lisa L.; Rubel, Deborah J.
Professional School Counseling, v14 n5 p286-298 Jun 2011
This phenomenological study examined the experiences of males aged 16-19 who self-identified as being alienated from their school system. Five participants engaged in three semi-structured interviews and one perception check. Descriptions revealed common themes throughout the structure of the experience. These themes were: (1) need to build relationships despite negative consequences, (2) loss of trust in school adults, and (3) fear of failure and of disappointing self and family. The invariant structure (essence) that emerged was the interrelationship among these themes as related to belonging, trust, and self-worth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon